Word-High July: Tinatangi

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For the most part, we all long for a very special someone, and when they come along, it seems that all is right with the world. We feel complete. There are several degrees of special that push us toward this completeness.

The most special someone in my life is, of course, my husband David. We met when I was 14 years old and have been a couple since I was 16 years old. We have been married 31 years now. We have, at times, taken each other to the heights of Heaven and the depths of hell through these years together. Like the song says, “Through it all, love remains.” With his help, the next most special people in my life came – our sons and daughters.

Collin Raye sing Love Remains: https://youtu.be/MO6FuygZ8hU


Before David and I got together, as I was a child growing up back in South Carolina, the most special people in my life were my Grandma and Grandpa Spence, my Granny and Papa Gunter, and my grandma’s sister known to me as Aunt Mae. Grandma and Granny were total opposites in regards to personality. Grandma was very soft-spoken and Granny was very outspoken, but both of them loved deeply. I was blessed to be a receiver of that love and loved them with an intense love in return. I am glad that they live on through me and my children.

Please be sure to read David’s Word-High July post over at Random Thoughts and Observations.

Please be sure to visit Rosema at Word-High July.

UPDATE: This video about tinatangi was shared with me on Twitter. I thought that you all might enjoy seeing it, too. https://youtu.be/a-WDFy_ZSI0

Disclaimer: These Filipino word images are from an article by Isabelle Laureta on BuzzFeed titled “36 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The Philippine Language”. All credit goes to them.


About Suzanne Gunter McClendon

I am a South Carolina native now living on the Texas Gulf Coast. I have been married to David for just over 33 years. We have 4 surviving adult children and two children-in-law. At this point in our lives, we are adjusting to an refilling nest. I enjoy reading, writing, photography, digital art, fiber arts, and much, much more.
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16 Responses to Word-High July: Tinatangi

  1. rosemawrites says:

    woooow. a 31 years old love, enduring love. just so lovely to have that kind of love, Suz! I am happy you find your tinatangi. ❤

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  2. pilch92 says:

    Very nice post. You are blessed to have found your special someone so young. I was 19 when I met my hubby and we married when I was 23, almost 24 years ago.

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    • celticmama36 says:

      Thank you. It sounds like you are blessed with a long-time love, too. 🙂 How did you two meet?

      I was 19 when we got married and David was 22. I was ready to marry him the day he asked. I was 16 then. 🙂 My mama would have signed for it in a heartbeat, but my daddy would have been a different story entirely.

      How old were your parents when they got married? My mama was 20 and my daddy was 23. Her firstborn (me) and mine were born the years we turned 21. My maternal grandma also had her first born the year she turned 21. I think family trivia like this in interesting. Sorry to ramble on. 🙂


  3. auburnchick says:

    Came over here looking for a Hodgepodge post and found hidden treasures in these word posts. So lovely. Every post. ❤

    Liked by 1 person

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